More renovations coming to Union Station

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(KTVI) - In 1985, St. Louis Union Station reopened following a $150-million redevelopment project.

Once one of the busiest train stations in the world, was now a destination for shops, restaurants and a posh hotel.

Now, 28 years later, the hot spot has cooled.  But not for long.

The man with the Midas touch stopped by the studio to talk about changes that will be happening to Union Station.

Bob O'Loughlin, Chairman CEO of Lodging Hospitality Management, discussed the upcoming renovations.

O'Loughlin is responsible for the renovations done to the old Cheshire Inn, and he discussed 18 similar projects at Union Station that are in the works.

The additions will create more than 250 full- and 180 part-time jobs and retaining an additional 200 existing positions.

Construction of the first phase of the development is underway and is expected to be completed by April 2014.

For more information on Bob O'Loughlin or Lodging Hospitality Management, visit: http://www.lhmc.com/rolouglin.htm

For more information on Union Station, visit: http://www.stlouisunionstation.com/